#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Daryl Zero is a private investigator. Along with his assistant, Steve Arlo he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Though a master investigator, when he is not working, Zero doesn’t know what to do with himself. He has no social skills, writes bad music, and drives Arlo crazy. In his latest case, Zero must find out who is blackmailing a rich executive, and when his client won’t tell him, why. The only problem with this case is Zero has done something he’s never done before: got emotionally involved.
Plot: Daryl Zero is a private investigator and—along with his assistant, Steve Arlo—he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Although Daryl’s a master investigator, when he’s not working he doesn’t know what to do with himself. He has no social skills, writes bad music and drives Steve crazy.
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Surprisingly Emotionally Effective. 9/10
A lot can be said about the superb writing that this film contains. It is also very well acted. But one thing that has always shocked me is just how emotionally involving it is. Darryl Zero’s budding relationship with the woman, Kim Dickens, is so well written and acted that I believed every moment of it. Kim Dickens’ character goes through some very difficult situations, and they all work. Ben Stiller’s problems ring true, also. And I’d like to point out that his girlfriend is the woman Bruce Campbell has to defend in S-Mart at the end of Army of Darkness.
There are only a couple of criticisms I have of the film. The first ten or fifteen minutes seem to contain an entirely different style of comedy than the rest of the film. With Darryl Zero’s horrendous guitar stylings and fridge full of TAB and tuna, I expected it to be an off-the-wall comedy or spoof of a detective film or something. The first time I saw the film, I was told how funny it was, and after I saw the ridiculous first ten minutes or so, I was constantly expecting the film to use slapstick and other such jokes. The film is funny, but if you go in expecting a comedy, or only a comedy, anyways, you’re going to miss the emotional cues. Also, some of the discoveries and some of the trivia that Darryl Zero exhibits is a bit ridiculous. I mean, Sherlock Holmes, who was actually based on a real person, a college professor at Oxford, I believe, had amazing powers of deduction, but not even he could guess which bus Kim Dickens was going to tell her victim to get on. And I would also think that someone who does have the abilities that Darryl Zero supposedly has would never make up a job and tell that to one person, and forget that job and make a new one to give to someone else who frequents the same place as the first one!
Brilliant, truly brilliant, hilarious and quirky dialogues. I applaud the writer/director of this movie for having written AND directed such an unique character driven comedy.
It is probably not a comedy that will delight the masses, because it is too quirky and slowburning in nature, but it surely could excite the arthouse movie fans though. Why? Because the characters have true to life fears and desires. I love it, when characters in comedies are true to life, because I can relate to them and consequentially it enhances the comedy effect. But this comedy transcends itself, because it becomes true to life drama near the end. That’s a tightrope of comedy and (lighthearted) drama only few directors have managed to pull of successfully and director/writer Jake Kasdan is one of the lucky ones!
Acting performances are terrific. Ben Stiller is not the funny guy this time around, he is the serious straight guy, the help of a (really funny) detective (Bill Pullman), who is a total recluse, incredibly people shy, never leaves his house unless he absolutely has to for his work. But a new detective job for Bill Pullman forces him to leave his house and face his profound fears of other humans. But all these fears are still packaged in funny oneliners and dialogues. Quite enjoyable and funny, BUT in a very subtle, gentle, human way.
The brilliant dialogues and conflicts that arise from Bill Pullmans intense fear of people are just to die for. ! Very odd dialogues. Very quirky and original. I applaud the writer/director Jake Kasdan! Direction, photography, soundtrack, editing are all of truly high quality. Comedy brilliance. I am really impressed. Recommended for the arthouse fans of really quirky, slowburning true to life comedies. Too bad writer/director Jake Kasdan only made half baked comedy flops after this brilliant debut…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Director Jake Kasdan
Writer Jake Kasdan
Actors Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O’Neal, Kim Dickens
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Castle Rock Entertainment, Manifest Film Co., Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (dailies), Technicolor, USA (color and prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm